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The Resource Stinky science : why the smelliest smells smell so smelly, written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell

Stinky science : why the smelliest smells smell so smelly, written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell

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Stinky science : why the smelliest smells smell so smelly
Title
Stinky science
Title remainder
why the smelliest smells smell so smelly
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written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell
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Language
eng
Summary
This book about the science of smells takes a funky subject and makes it fascinating --- and hilarious! It starts with the basics, from the reason why things stink to how our sense of smell works (hint: it has to do with the six million scent receptors way up inside our noses). Then come some specifics such as how and why smells are closely linked to memories, descriptions of some of the stinkiest stinks on Earth and information about the chemicals that smells are made of
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More than you ever wanted to know about why stuff stinks. Everybody smells—both transitively with their noses and intransitively due to the bacteria on their bodies. But what does the sense of smell do for us? If we smell smoke, as from a burning building, we get nervous. That keeps us safe. The same is true about noticing the foul odor of rotting meat. The meat itself doesn't give off the odor—it's the organisms living off the meat that make it smell unappetizing (except to vultures and other carrion eaters). Six million receptors on the olfactory epithelium in the human nose detect scent molecules in the air and transmit that information to the brain. Canadian science writer Kay goes on to explain the connection between scent and memory and how we know what outer space smells like ("a combination of schoolbus exhaust and incinerated hamburger," according to astronauts). He explains the various reasons animals may benefit from smelling awful (and which ones smell the worst: the green wood hoopoe and the polecat). He tells readers why Limburger cheese smells like feet (they share the same microbe) and which animals are super sniffers (those vultures mentioned earlier can smell carrion from a great distance, and moles smell "in stereo"). All the cheeky stinky facts are accompanied by Shiell's bright, cheerily gross cartoon illustrations, which depict humans of diverse races being offended and offending others. A good introduction to the science of scent certain to hook reluctant scientists (and readers) with its yuck factor. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10) (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2019)
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10767153
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kay, Edward
Dewey number
573.877
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 4
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Shiell, Mike
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True
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  • Smell
  • Nose
  • Odors
  • Smell
  • Nose
  • Odors
  • Wit and humor, Juvenile
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
why the smelliest smells smell so smelly
Label
Stinky science : why the smelliest smells smell so smelly, written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Why some things stink - and how you know they do -- How you smelt what you got dealt -- The unforgettable funk: smell and memory -- Stinkiest stinks: icky animals and vile vegetation -- The structure of stinks -- Super sniffers
Control code
000065466862
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
43 pages
Isbn
9781771383820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445290
Label
Stinky science : why the smelliest smells smell so smelly, written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Why some things stink - and how you know they do -- How you smelt what you got dealt -- The unforgettable funk: smell and memory -- Stinkiest stinks: icky animals and vile vegetation -- The structure of stinks -- Super sniffers
Control code
000065466862
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
43 pages
Isbn
9781771383820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445290

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